Whoever Owns Big Data is Who Owns the Future with Jaron Lanier

Here’s a fun clip for all of you aspiring futurists out there. Jaron Lanier, a pioneer in Virtual Reality and who helped to popularize the term, discusses his book “Who Owns the Future” with Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report. Big Data, the collection of information provided by users of technology like the internet, smartphones and wearable tech, will give individuals and corporations who have the privilege of access an enormous advantage over those who don’t. It could have enormous implications if we as a society are not careful.

We’ve found Jaron Lanier to be a very reasoned voice when it comes to adapting technology to us instead of us to technology. A heady topic that he and Stephen Colbert have a lot of fun with. And a great read…

Who Owns the Future?
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